LighfBox with Dr. Lara Pence, #ORadio

Ostrolenk speaks with Dr. Lara Pence, a licensed clinical psychologist who serves as Chief Wellness Specialists for Spartan, and hosts the weekly podcast Spartan Mind. Dr. Pence and Ostrolenk discuss LighfBox a creation of Pence’s that includes 180 cards of prompts, intentions, and questions designed to spark curiosity, drive self-awareness, and initiate change. The cards can be pondered alone or discussed with loved ones. In a world inundated with to much noise and not enough space for contemplation these cards inspire the readers to be curious and think deeply.

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To learn more about Dr. Pence and Lightbox, visit her website or find her on Instagram. When ordering Lighfbox, enter ORadio into the coupon redemption area for 20% off.

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Today’s show is brought to you by Cosper Scafidi, an amazing body worker in the Northern Virginia area who has integrated different somatic practices into his work. To learn more about his work, visit his website.

Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy with Jan Winhall, #ORadio

Ostrolenk speaks with Jan Winhall, MSW, a psychotherapist in private practice and Director of Focusing on Borden, a center for teaching focusing and focus-oriented therapy. Jan discusses what brought her to the work that she does, her experience with knowing how to listen, and her use of the Felt Sense, the internal bodily awareness that functions as a connection between the mind and body. She also discusses a Polyvagal informed model for treating addiction she created and the six keys of her clinician model: addicted, chaos, rigidity, play, integrated, stillness.

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Ostrolenk speaks with Jan Winhall, MSW, a psychotherapist in private practice and Director of Focusing on Borden, a center for teaching focusing and focus-oriented therapy. Jan discusses what brought her to the work that she does, her experience with knowing how to listen, and her use of the Felt Sense, the internal bodily awareness that functions as a connection between the mind and body. She also discusses a Polyvagal informed model for treating addiction she created and the six keys of her clinician model: addicted, chaos, rigidity, play, integrated, stillness.

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Winhall is also the author of Understanding and Treating Addition with a Felt Sense Experience Model and In Emerging Practice In Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy, Innovative Theory and Applications. To learn more about Jan Winhall, visit her website.

Today’s show is brought to you by somaticpsychotherapytoday.com/. An online resource for all topics related to body oriented psychology.

Religious freedom and national security with Joseph K. Grieboski, #ORadio

Ostrolenk speaks with Joseph K. Grieboski, a social entrepreneur, founder of the Institute on Religion and Public Policy, and internationally recognized expert in religious freedom, national security, counter-extremism, human rights, and conflict transformation. Grieboski discusses what led him to the work that he does, the values he aspires to, and the importance of bringing all parties to the table. Grieboski starts his day with the Ignatian Daily Examen and participates in the Rumi forum. He also offers his thoughts on what the focus of theologians should be, and the place of women in the church – now and historically. To learn more about Joseph Grieboski, visit his website.

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Today’s show is brought to you by Sponsored by Synergy Float Center. A premier flotation therapy center located in Old Town Alexandria. When you take the time to slow down, amazing things can happen. Take care of yourself by booking a float, sauna or one of our other many services today. Book online at Synergyfloatcenter.com or call 571-319-0355.

Human flourishing and purposeful evolution with Dr. Mickra Hamilton, #ORadio

Ostrolenk speaks with Dr. Mickra Hamilton, Co-Founder and CEO of Apeiron Zoh Corporation, a precision performance ecosystem that curates limitless expression of human possibility. Mickra is also a decorated retired Colonel who spent 30 years in the USAFR as a Systems Strategist and Human Performance Subject Matter Expert. Dr. Hamilton informs a new paradigm of what is possible for human flourishing and purposeful evolution. She begins by detailing how she got into the work that she does, and the rationale for integrating ancient wisdom and cutting-edge technology into her work approach. Dr Hamilton also discusses her work on restoring systems equilibrium through acoustic research, harnessing the power of sound to not only heal from combat trauma including TBI’s but to reach toward an optimized human system. To learn more about Dr. Mickra Hamilton, visit her website.

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Today’s show is brought to you by Sponsored by Synergy Float Center. A premier flotation therapy center located in Old Town Alexandria. When you take the time to slow down, amazing things can happen. Take care of yourself by booking a float, sauna or one of our other many services today. Book online at Synergyfloatcenter.com or call 571-319-0355.

Cultivating soul-routed pathways with Amanda Jade Fiorino, #ORadio

Ostrolenk speaks with Amanda Jade Fiorino, a Mythic Medicine Guide, agent of the Feral Feminine, writer, poetess, and mother. Fiorino’s work supports people in cultivating soul-routed pathways of participation and psychospiritual resiliency and resourcing. She discusses how she came to work in this field and her desire to approach human development from a holistic approach, helping people to become familiar with their eco-concentric circles of belonging. Fiorino also details how dream work, shadow work, somatic ecology, dance, and movement all inform her approach.

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To learn more about Amanda Jade Fiorino and her work, visit her website.

Today’s show is brought to you by Cosper Scafidi, an amazing body worker in the Northern Virginia area who has integrated different somatic practices into his work. To learn more about his work, visit his website.

Cognitive complexity, COVID-19, and embodied cognition, #ORadio

Ostrolenk speaks with Dr. Dee Joy Coulter, a nationally recognized neuroscience educator known for her unique ability to present complex ideas in clear and humorous ways that are useful for her audiences. Dr. Coulter discusses COVID-19 and the cognitive complexity that would be necessary to adequately deal with the pandemic. Most importantly, it would require a body-mind connection that allows us to approach ideas as complex systems, to have the foresight to anticipate and plan for such events. While we are likely to walk away from this pandemic having cultivated new skills, our society will also need to hone higher order thinking to better prepare for likely similar future events.

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To learn more about Dr. Dee Joy Coulter, view her work on EmbraceYourBrain.com, where you can listen to her podcasts and read her blog. You can also check out her book – Original Mind – on her website.

Today’s show is brought to you by Somatic Psychotherapy Today, an online resource for all topics related to body-oriented psychology.

A testament to clinical treatment with MDMA with Retired SGT. Lubecky, #ORadio

Ostrolenk speaks with Retired SGT. Jonathan Lubecky, a disabled Combat Veteran who served in Iraq from 2005-2006 and as a US Marine from 1995-1999. SGT. Lubecky suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) after a mortar impacted near him in Iraq in early 2006, and developed PTSD that exasperated the effects of his TBI. Although attesting that the US Army’s recognition and treatment of TBI and PTSD has improved over the past decade, SGT. Lubecky struggled to find adequate treatment. After five unsuccessful attempts to take his own lift, SGT. Lubecky discovered a clinical trial in MDMA, which led to significant benefits and healing. SGT. Lubecky details his experience in psychedelic psychotherapy and the ways in which he believes it could shift the mental health paradigm.

Catching up on the travels of the Five Backpacks Family, #ORadio

Ostrolenk speaks with Chris and Holly Santillo of Five Backpacks Family. Nearly a year ago, Chris and Holly sold most of their worldly possessions and took themselves and their three children on a journey across the US and Asia. Holly and Chris tell their tales of their travels, from visiting friends in the States, to following the silk road and walking across the border from China to Kyrgyzstan, training in the Shaolin Temple in China, and collaborating with an English school in Russia. Chris and Holly highlight the value they found in exploring local areas in each country and investing in the culture.

The Five Backpacks Family will soon set off again, this time traveling to Taiwan, Australia, and New Zealand, after which they will plan their next journey.

To learn more about Chris and Holly and their family’s travels, visit their website.